Gallery: Frank Lampard's England career

Another summer, and a second major tournament for Lampard in Germany's 2006 World Cup. 

Having scored 16 goals in 35 league appearances as Chelsea lifted the 2005/06 Premier League title, hopes were high for England's goal-getting midfielder.

Unlike his dazzling tournament two years prior, however, Germany would be a more disappointing experience for Lampard. 

It started well, though. In England's group opener against Paraguay he was a fitting man of the match in an otherwise dismal clash won by Michael Owen's early effort.

But despite playing in each of the Three Lions' five games he finished goalless - and his misfiring would prove costly.

England's quarter-final against Portugal (again) would go to penalties (again), but this time Lampard missed his spot-kick. Unfortunately so did Steven Gerrard and Jamie Carragher, as Sven's side were sent packing (again). Sigh. 

England's Chelsea trio take a break in training

Lampard visits an unfinished new Wembley in May 2006

Celebrating another goal against Jamaica. Crouch's robot not yet functioning

Posing with old mucker JT ahead of the 2006 World Cup

Lampard was superb against Paraguay

... but missed from the spot against Portugal

Dejected with McClaren and Sven


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